Amazon has hired health technology executive Missy Krasner, the VP and managing director of healthcare and life sciences at cloud content management company Box, according to a report Thursday by CNBC.
The report cited anonymous sources close to the hiring, which hasn’t yet been announced. GeekWire has reached out to Amazon for comment and will update this story when we hear back.
Krasner’s addition is yet another example of Amazon edging towards the health technology market. Amazon Web Services is beefing up its HIPAA compliant offerings for use by health tech companies that must take extra safety precautions because they work with sensitive patient data.
Just last month, AWS hired Nicole Bell, founder of Seattle health care startup hub Cambia Grove, as a liaison to the healthcare industry.
Although Krasner’s new role at Amazon isn’t clear, she has an expertise in a wide array of health technologies and specifically cloud technology. Before Box, she advised Silicon Valley venture group Canvas Ventures on health technology investments and formerly spent five years at Google, two of which she spent designing and launching Google’s online medical records and wellness platform.
At Box, Krasner led the healthcare and live sciences industry teem, overseeing sales, marketing, product and business development in that area. Box is the largest HIPAA compliant file-sharing solution in the world.
— B2B marketing analytics platform Bizible announced a dream come true for its founder and CEO, Aaron Bird: The company has added entrepreneur Brewster Stanislaw to its leadership team as VP of product and strategy.
“I’ve been trying to work with Brewster for about 7 years now,” Bizible Founder and CEO Aaron Bird explained to GeekWire in an email. “Back in 2010, before I left Microsoft to start Bizible, I came very close to joining Brewster as their founding CTO in what eventually become Inside Social.”
Stanislaw founded Inside Social in 2012 along with Joey Kotkins and Alan Balasundaram. The company provided social media data for marketing teams, helping prove return on investment for social marketing campaigns.
The company was acquired by Simply Measured in 2015 and Stanislaw served as Simply Measured’s Head of Product until he joined Bizible in March. But Bird said that, in a different world, things might not have worked out that way.
“[W]e came pretty close to acquiring Inside Social (but Simply Measured bought them instead). Apparently, the third time’s a charm and Brewster and I are now working together,” he said.
In his new role at Bizible, Stanislaw will head product direction and strategic technology partnerships.
— Seattle-based Ranku, an ed tech startup that helps online degree programs reach more students, made headlines when it was acquired by publishing giant Wiley in September. Now the company’s founder and CEO, Kim Taylor, is leaving Wiley to return to her native San Francisco, where she first started Ranku.
Wiley told GeekWire in an email that she is making the move to be closer to family and friends. She’s also going to take a break from working for a while.
“After spending 10 years in the online degree space I’m going to be taking some time off to travel and get married,” she said. “I’m also advising and investing in education companies before starting a new project.”
Taylor moved Ranku to Seattle in 2014 after taking the company through the TechStars education accelerator in New York City.
Cayetano joins Simply Measured from legal tech startup Avvo, where she served as the company’s corporate controller. She previously held senior finance positions at travel giant Expedia and also spent seven years as the senior manager of risk advisory services for global business consultant Ernst and Young.
“I am inspired by Simply Measured’s leadership in data-driven social marketing, passionate customer base, and talented (fun!) people,” Cayetano said in a press release. “I look forward to working with the Simply Measured team to support our company’s continued success.”
Waldo first joined Nintex in 2014 and served as the company’s VP of channels and strategy until taking on the CCO role. He formerly spent eight years at Microsoft, most recently working as the senior director of cloud partner strategy for the company’s Azure cloud computing platform. He also held roles at Oracle and Seibel Systems.
As CCO, Waldo will lead the company’s global customer support organization and also take charge of external partnerships.
“During his three years at Nintex, Josh has developed a best-in-class partner program and channels organization and a product marketing team that is driving our market success and technology advances,” Nintex CEO John Burton said in a press release. “Josh’s experience and skills enabling the ongoing success of our 7,400-plus customers and partners worldwide provide an excellent background to assume this new role and to bring Nintex to the next level of providing a superior customer journey and heightened success.”